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with the brand new electronics you just unwrapped. our technology editor is here with how to get the best use out of all that gear. >> knowing me, when i open one of those, i'm the first to scratch it, drop it, break it. >>> first, we want to get to some of this news. major damage after strong storms swept through the gulf states. at least three people have died, dozens more are injured from texas to georgia. >> and the news could be getting worse. that storm is moving east with strong winds and snow. winter watches and warnings are posted in 21 states, from texas all the way to maine, including blizzard warnings in seven of those states. our coverage begins with abc's brad wheelis. >> oh, my god, look, that's a tornado. >> reporter: this twister slammed into downtown mobile, alabama, injuring several people. vast swaths of this city were suddenly dark, leaving 17,000 homes and businesses without power. emergency crews blocked roads to better assess the damage, while the rain continued to pour on the city. >> oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> reporter: another of the more than a dozen tornadoes
on the family property to turn it into a center for radio technology, a meteorology and gave it to the united states government during world war ii. he had one of the greatest collections of coins and stamps. he made a mark. >> one of the things that strikes me about the gilded age, there were wealthy people who believed to give back to society like andrew carnegie. did she donates her money to public service? >> she never did it publicly. of she would not let any suggestion that she had better sun and others have said there were plenty of places and people she gave to. she felt she was hounded constantly getting letters. she tried to keep it as quiet as possible. there is no proof. because other people said it at the time, one very close friend of hers who was a greek catholic philanthropist, and she became, i think she got hetty to give some money to the church. >> how hard was this to research? >> it was difficult. no diaries, know journals, she wanted no trace of her signature. she was afraid, she was accused in the lawsuit with her aunt's estate of forging her aunt's signatures she was a
. the company says since they developed the technology, they've helped patients take more than 1 million steps, including some down the wedding aisle. 47-year-old lupe was paralyzed cliff jumping. >> it will change my life. it will make me feel a lot better. >> it took weeks of practice. he knows it's not a perfect cure, but it is one step closer to one. >> i have no doubt in my lifetime they'll be some sort of solution for spinal cord injuries. i firmly believe i'll be able to walk in the future. it's just a matter of time. >> that's certainly fascinating technology when you see that video. someone that cannot walk, straps this on and they're able to walk. but this techn cheap. it's about $150,000 per suit. in a lot of cases health insurance does not cover it. but how do you say no to somebody who just wants to walk again? >> it's not light, as well. the entire suit weighs 45 pounds. the load, though, is transferred to the ground, so the patient doesn't bear that weight. but who knows what the next 10, 20, 30 years holds? >> think about all the other applications for it. we're getting close t
for god in our hectic and technology-driven lives. >>> in the kabul, u.s. and other nato soldiers celebrated christmas eve away from their families and friends with a special meal and candlelight service. here is one soldier's take on not being home for the holidays. >> you know this job comes with a price. many of the soldiers they realize that price. so even though we'd like to be with our families we realize the importance of what we're doing here and we believe in it. >> while the first family vacations in hawaii, first lady michelle obama took phone calls from some lucky kids who are tracking the progress of santa claus through a site set up by norad. as it turns out, a record number of those kids and adults were looking for reel time updates on st. nick. as of midnight, trackers answered more than 111,000 calls. that is 4,000 more than last christmas. pretty cool. >>> major markets ended christmas eve on the downside, but who could be gloomy with santa on hand to ring the bell. chris botti jazzed up the stock exchange with a little christmas cheer. some 17 million shoppers w
just this last hour while the message itself does not change the technology does. would you believe 3-d? yep. 80 years after the queen's grandfather began the tradition with a crackly address over wireless elizabeth ii wished the brits a happy christmas in 3-d. >>> in his christmas day message to the city and the world pope benedict xvi appealed for piece in countries at war with themselves. he singled out mali, nigeria, and especially syria. >> translator: yes, may peace be brought for the people of syria, deeply wounded and divided by a conflict which does not spare even the defenseless and reaps innocent victims. once again, i appeal for an end to the bloodshed. easier access for the relief of refugees and the displaced and dialogue in the pursuit of a political solution to the conflict. >> last night as always the pope celebrated christmas eve mass in st. peter's basilica. he reminded christians everywhere to leave room for god in their busy lives. >>> you can't get closer to christmas than church of the nativity in bethlehem. ♪ >> vast crowds turned out for midnight mass near the
's quite happy to embrace the new world and new technologies. >> this is the queen speaking. >> reporter: it was, after all, queen elizabeth who bridged the phone age to social networking, launching royal facebook and twitter accounts, a british monarchy website, she's even a doodle on google. by the time she made her first televised christmas speech 55 years ago, the queen was already in the eyes of many britbritons monarch of the old and new. >> the possibility that you are able to see me today is an example of the speed of which things are changing all around us. >> reporter: but she remains a symbol of longevity and tradition as the windsors now look forward to kate's first child, an heir to the throne, at next year's christmas reunion. jim maceda, nbc news, london. >>> up next, this is an especially good time of year for those of us who love the movies. but why are so many so long? was gone for so long...ad n ...but he'd wait for her forever, for any reason, and would always be there with the biggest welcome home. for a love this strong, dawn only feeds him iams. compared to other l
. we look at the major advances in science and technology. "newsroom" starts now. good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello wishing you and yours a very merry christmas. we begin this hour with pope benedict using his annual christmas message to speak about the hope for peace even in the most difficult times and situations. just hours ago the 85-year-old pope spoke before a crowd in st. peter's square and to millions of others watching around the world he says even in syria, a nation embroiled in a nearly two-year long civil war, peace is possible. >> translator: may peace bring for the people of syria, deeply wounded and divided by a conflict which does not spare even the defenseless and reaps innocent victims. once again, i appeal for an end to the bloodshed. easier access for the relief of refugees and the displaced and dialogue in the pursuit of a political solution to the conflict. >> the pope also spoke out against violence against christians in nigeria and wrapped up his address by delivering christmas greetings in 65 languages. >>> in bethlehem peop
is the technology and the other is the demand and fundraising. they spend so much time raising money and the do not have time to spend together. everything is different. nothing about the senate is better other than the influx of women. the fact that we have 20 now, which is a record, that makes a big difference. on the other hand, the hyper partisan senate is interesting. a number of people have said over time, boy, the senators must not like your book. they're fine with the book. they do not think much of the senate. [laughter] the frustration is the same as the public's. my sympathy extends to a certain point. have the power to change it. it does not have to be the way that it is. >> i want to go back to a point that he made. what they leave out, it was a tough race. they gave the vote count and everything else. kennedy started working for five years to make sure byrd never becomes majority leader. he interviews a number of people. he does not want to take byrd onto himself. he is looking for a person to take on. a lot of people are predicting humphrey's victory. he had tremendous support. i
sometimes will forget or they are. they are usually overlooked but technology is to the rescue. there are great smart phone applications. like this one is called gyft.. it is a free application for android or iphone. you can take this physical iphone and offload its detroit digital wallet. it will store that information. and you can use that the cashier will be able to use that from your screen. you can even use these by treating these and on the website, or to request them. --regift theses a unique feature. >> catherine: this quick check on traffic with the golden gate bridge. they pretty evening and bryan says that it is nice and the james lick. a bit slower particulat on the lower deck stay with us, more news. don't forget that 'new year's live' is coming up. we'll bring you the biggest parties and best fireworks. i'll be hosting along with gary radnich. see you on kron four at 11:30 on new years eve. oh, you have a keurig vue brewer? oh, it's great! now i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? well, inside the brewer, there's this train that's powerf
recently in getting the technology up to snuff, jaime. jaime: general, if senator kerry is confirmed as the secretary of state what kind of impact do you think he can have on both syria and north korea and the threat they pose to us? >> very limited. both these countries are on automatic, sadly. the biggest threat to me is north korea. i mean, this is a threat not to the region, but it's a threat to the united states. remember mr. kim said that he was hoping to get the throw weight of this missile up over 2,000 pounds. if you miniature rise a nuclear weapon to fit on top of a icbm it will weigh 2,000 pounds. this is a threat to guam, hawaii and alaskan it's something that we in the united states need to take very, very seriously. jaime: i hear the concern in your voice. i want to ask you one other thing about africa and the al-qaida threat that exists in many nations in that part of the world and the fact that the pentagon is now taking a closer look at it, possibly even sending a brigade there to get their troops up to snuff, although that could be a real challenge. >> yeah, well th
of traditional classroom and digital technology, employing them in a way that flips our traditional model of education. >> by the way, carn appeared on our afterwards program so if you want to watch that author, type in his name. long history between 12 and christopher hitchens. >> long history. we published christopher, "god is not great" in 2007. a number one "new york times" best seller. after that book we published his first memoir, followed last september by an essay collection called "arguably." also went on to be a best seller, but together under extreme circumstances. he was very ill at the time. we hoped to publish a book -- a long are -- longer book about his illness but we corrected the article for vanity fair. >> you're going to be at the miami book fair next week, november 17th, 18th, along with carol blue, and martin amos. >> that's going to be a really interesting panel to be on. martin and christopher knew each other for a very long time. carol and martin are very close mitchell relationship with christopher really dates back to "god is not great" and as my career blossome
. we found it. >> and full-on nuclear war. technology great, not so great. radiation of a monster sized cell phone and never hesitating to go slow mo when necessary. kevin costner was out to play jack ryan but was bus which "dances with wolves" back then. now he is in this one. >> you don't get to be jack ryan. >> i saw that right away. no, i'm really comfortable with the part i'm playing, supporting jack ryan, as he makes his way. >> hey, you get to be ci aa. >> it's always fun to get the bad guy. i've got all my stuff on me. you just don't see any of it. >> reporter: today, ten years since the last one, arch rival is a russian billionaire looking to manipulate financial markets. played by an actor who has done a lot of shakespeare, now the director. battling with his bare fists. >> something decent really in the best possible way american about him. >> reporter: wait, what's that? enormous london set is itself playing a new york city sewer. i don't smell the new york sewer aroma. >> there's all sorts of signs here. >> reporter: no rats. >> we're having them flown in, obviously, becaus
in technology companies. kutcher cited irreconcilable differences when he filed for divorce from moore. >>> think beautiful people have no problems? listen to this. a woman was fired for being "irresistible." now she's talking. melissa nelson was fired because her boss and his wife felt she was a threat to their marriage. she was a dental assistant. the iowa supreme court ruled that it was legal. she spoke to don lemon yesterday. >> i don't think it's fair. i don't think it's right. the last couple of days have just been an emotional roller coaster. i'm trying to stay strong. >> i don't even know what to say about that, alina. >> the back story, apparently they were exchanging text messages outside of work, the wife got wind of the in late 2009. and in early 2010, she was fired. >> that's different from being irresistible. that's an important point. >> anyway. ahead, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming. the big dent the 12 days of christmas would put on your wallet. >>> christmas with the first ladies. inside the white house with the team that helps decorate all of the beauti
missile technology. south korean officials say they analyzed parts of the first stage rocket and determined it had a range of more than 6200 miles theoretically putting the u.s. west coast in its range. meanwhile pongyang claims the south is trying to engage in psychological warfare by lighting a giant steel christmas tree close to the border. many in north korea associate christianity with foreign interference. heather: this christmas don't be surprised if you happen to unwrap more than a few gifts with the words, made in america, on the inside. online retailers selling only american-made goods are more popular than ever. this holiday season they are seeing sales spike. william la jeunesse has this story for us live from los angeles. so, william, will we be seeing more, red, white and blue than red and green tonight? >> not yet, heather. things are looking up in the u.s. but we're not going to replace all the low-skilled manufacturing jobs that went to china right away, but, there are a lot of these sites, dozens of shopping sites, dedicated to products specifically made and
, they have this biometric technology, where they think print individuals -- fingerprint individuals to make sure they're not committing fraud. that is been controversial. host: alisha coleman-jensen -- food insecurity by poverty status, 2011 figures. guest: food insecurity and is often related to a lack of economic resources, and we find the prevalence is quite high with household incomes before the below the federal poverty level -- below the federal poverty level. host: another tweet -- , corn is wasted on making fuel while people are going hungry. is that part of the problem? guest: i think it is more of an economic issue than a supply issue. we're looking at low income families and resources to purchase the food. host: spat and island, extension -- step and island, new york. caller: i want to not focus on the specifics. i would label many dinos and r hinos as cinos, holding to their corporate funders more than people in the state. guest: i am one point to make their. the food stamp program was in the news during the presidential campaign. there was a lot talk about caseloads going up, i
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